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Cable devices can be used on land to capture beaver or fox.

  • Use 11- or 12-gauge wire as a stabilizing wire (or "pigtail") to hold the cable loop in position to trap the target furbearer.
  • Do not set devices on trails used by people, domestic animals, or deer. Instead, place the device in an existing path or trail used by your target furbearer. Ideally, choose a spot where the path narrows. Center the loop in the path.
  • Do not use bait or lure with non-powered cable devices. Instead, place the device in an existing path or trail used by your target furbearer. Ideally, choose a spot where the path narrows. Center the loop in the path.

When setting cable devices on land for beaver:

  • Make the loop 9" to 10" in diameter to catch the beaver around the body.
  • Keep the bottom of the loop 2" to 3" off the ground.

When setting cable devices on land for fox:

  • Make the loop 6" to 8" in diameter to catch the fox around the neck.
  • Keep the bottom of the loop 6" to 8" off the ground.